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said that the surge would be -- >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since -- >> since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today. >> well, let the record show that you refused to answer that question. >> reporter: hagel eventually did answer, standing by his words on the iraq war, and revealing something about the kind of defense secretary he hopes to be. >> i saw the consequences and the suffering and the horror of war. so -- i did question a surge. this going to be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1,200 dead americans during that surge. now, was it required? was it necessary? >> reporter: hagel would be the first defense secretary who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. as a poor kid from nebraska, he and his brother, tom, volunteered to serve in vietnam. the brothers served in the same infantry unit in 1968, both getting wounded, each crediting the other with saving their lives. >> i don't see the lens of every world event and whether we should use american power through the le
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